A Family’s Journey from Asthma to Depression to Advocacy

A Family’s Journey from Asthma to Depression to Advocacy

Laura Marotta was just trying to treat her son's asthma. Instead, the asthma medication led to extreme adverse side effects, including depression, anxiety, and hallucinations. My Gene Counsel's President and CEO, Ellen Matloff, had the opportunity to talk to Laura and...

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Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

Too Young to Have Colon Cancer?

The vast majority of people diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 50. In fact, the average age of colon cancer diagnoses in the United States is 68 for men and 72 for women. However, colon cancer can and does occur in people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and...

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2021 STEM Gift Guide

2021 STEM Gift Guide

Inspire a kid in your life to explore the world through science by giving them a science-themed gift this holiday season or any time of year! Science toys teach skills in fields like engineering, chemistry, biology, astronomy, physics, mathematics, anatomy, genetics,...

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Speaking Genetics: A Glossary of Cancer Risk Genes

Speaking Genetics: A Glossary of Cancer Risk Genes

For some, it may seem like certain types of cancers "run in the family." This can be due to shared behaviors or exposures that increase cancer risk, or an abnormal genetic change that's passed down from generation to generation. Over the past 25 years, beginning with...

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Everyday Health’s Hereditary Cancer Risk Twitter Chat Recap

Everyday Health’s Hereditary Cancer Risk Twitter Chat Recap

Several things can run in the family, including an increased risk of developing cancer. Though it's not exactly the cancer that gets passed down the family tree, but rather a gene mutation that is often the culprit in cases of inherited cancer, according to the...

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Putting Awareness Back in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Putting Awareness Back in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When I was little, we used to collect the lids off of yogurts with pink ribbons on them and mail them…somewhere. That may have been the first time I became aware of breast cancer. This year is my first Breast Cancer Awareness Month having actually had breast cancer. I...

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My Story: National Mammography Day

My Story: National Mammography Day

Hi there! I'm Caitlin, the Marketing and Communications Manager here at My Gene Counsel. One year ago this month, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. The irony is not lost on me that my job at a healthcare tech startup focused on accurate and timely health...

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